… they moved in ominous circles, for if one said “here.” the other said “there,” and the third agreed perfectly with both of them. And, since they always settled their differences by doing what none of them really wanted, they rarely got anywhere at all-
"Interesting, wasn’t it?" asked Alec.
"Yes, it was," agree Milo […] "but I think I’ll continue to see things as a child. It’s not so far to fall."
'What good are these girls if they cannot settle an argument in someone's favor?' they growled, since both were more interested in their own advantage than in the truth.